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  2. mrtn

    What wheels fit 2010-2013 TransitC USA

    Here's PCD info and a compatibility list: CLICK
  3. Double Nickels

    Do Not Buy

    As I am frugal, I browsed tires on eBay. Not used. Just new tires. Great prices if you don't mind a 16 year old tire. It won't matter when the tread splits on the freeway, you get a blowout.......Car manufacturers say that tires are good for 6 years. Tire manufacturers say 10 years. This tire was manufactured during the 24th week in 2003.
  4. Double Nickels

    Tire Pressure

    This may have been discussed on another thread. Does everyone use the door sticker? OEM tire sidewall says 51 PSI. That's the maximum cold PSI. Door sticker recommends cold PSI as 41 & 44. After driving around all day, with hot PSI, I topped off at 51, and left 1 tire alone. The next morning, I checked cold PSI, and it was as I guessed, below 51. Then I checked again later in the day, where hot PSI was about 51. Then I stopped off the last tire at 51 while hot. Cold PSI in the morning is about 46. I am okay with that.
  5. Double Nickels

    Transit Connect top speed?

    I typically cruise @ 80 MPH, on Interstate 5. Not sure about pushing it much more than that.
  6. herb

    Transit Connect top speed?

    Your Connect must be really slow , mine is a speedster , i can get a speeding ticket very easily and those things are expensive.
  7. zalienz

    What is Correct Alternator Voltage?

    13.0v - 14.5v is the correct alternator voltage on a 12v system.
  8. Fifty150

    Transit Connect top speed?

    Some cars have a "happy place" where everything is optimal. The car is moving just fast enough to get sufficient airflow and the fan doesn't turn on. Engine and transmission are at the best temperature, and you get the best mileage. The car seems to hold and cruise effortlessly. I think the Transit Connect does that around 50 mph, just as it shifts into overdrive. No more than 55. The RPM is right under 2,000. And even Highway Patrol officers will tell you to speed up or get off the freeway. There's a moving violation for "Impeding the Flow of Traffic".
  9. Fifty150

    4,000 Miles

    You could obsess over it with trying to decide on the perfect oil brand & formulation. Install a Fumoto valve, and then send in a sample for used oil analysis every 500 miles. Buy an $80 tool to cut open the $3 filter. Then definitively select the perfect oil, filter, and oil change interval based on hundreds of dollars worth of "science" and "research". I'm gritting my teeth. Conventional wisdom from decades past old technology. 3 months. 3,000 miles. They have brainwashed me. I am clawing my eyes out, as I await the oil change dash message. I've got 3 cases of filters and 100 quarts of oil stockpiled. Every day, I pick up my 15 mm socket, already attached to the ratchet handle, give it a few turns to hear the clicks, and feel the heft in my hand. Maybe I need to find a new girlfriend.
  10. Fifty150

    Newbie

    A Honda Grom would probably be perfect.
  11. DanDweller

    What is Correct Alternator Voltage?

    Yeah, after posting this I also called a dealership and talked to a service tech who said it sounded normal.
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  13. WillMartin

    Transit Connect top speed?

    I actually kinda tried to get a speeding ticket in the van a few weeks ago. It didn't work. No performance awards for TC drivers, no matter what, apparently. So, may as well go slow.
  14. WillMartin

    4,000 Miles

    My 2010 doesn't have an oil life sensor, so far as I know. Problem solved. I got 5K between changes and don't worry much. After a year of ownership, it's hard to know if I'm doing it wrong or not. It had 23K on it when I got it. It's got 31K on it now, a year later. I won't manage to double it's mileage in two years at that rate. More like just less than three.
  15. WillMartin

    Newbie

    A motorcycle fits in my 2010. Barely. It's plenty tall enough, but the front wheel ends up between the driver and passenger seats in order to get the doors closed. That's a DRZ 400. A big cruiser type bike would not fit at all. Shorter sportbikes fit a little better.
  16. kenryan

    What is Correct Alternator Voltage?

    Sounds like it is operating normally.
  17. Hi I have a 2010 transit connect that I want to upgrade the wheels on. I know that the previous generation Focus wheels fit it, but Im more interested in the modern wheel options. Are there any modern ford wheels that will fit on it with correct center bore, and offset? I like the wheels on newer focus, fusion, and fiesta. Thanks
  18. Hi all, I just had an alternator shop look at my alternator because 1) I want to see if the transmission's hard shifting is related to a bad alternator, and 2) I am going to install a battery in the back of the van for vandwelling and one of the ways in which I will charge that battery is by a 20amp battery-to-battery charger made by Renogy, so I want to be sure my alternator is up to the task. When we first started the engine, the alternator was putting out up to 14.8volts, but after a minute, it went down and stayed around 13.3-13.4. When I kicked on the AC and brights, it dipped to 13.0 for a half-second and then went back to stay at 13.3-13.4. The guys at the shop were not able to say whether the alternator is definitely faulty or perhaps is made to behave this way. So I am putting the question on this forum before spending $235 to have them rebuild the alternator. Thanks for any input.
  19. Anyone have an recommendations on a remote starts that's simple to install? I like the idea of getting a factory OEM kit but not sure if that's more of a pain than and aftermarket kit.
  20. Camperconnect

    Convert 2010 TC from Cargo to passenger?

    OK thanks, Im happy to hear that. Thats so much taller than the other vans in this class.
  21. My 2016 came from the factory with 2 keys. Extra keys can be programmed without extra equipment. Keys need to be cut with a special machine.
  22. Ford today announces that its all-new Ford Police Interceptor Utility built in Chicago will soon take to the streets of that city to help serve and protect its citizens. View the full article
  23. Hi All, 2014 Ford Transit Connect XLT, new owner here. I have the sidewinder/laser/HU101 track key system on the vehicle. There is one entry lock on the driver door. This is the style of lock that is housed within the door handle. From appearances, there seems to be hardware mounts and such similar to the driver door on the passenger door. I am interested in having keyed access at the passenger door up front and 2 of the cargo doors in the back. Has anyone here tried to add more locks to their vehicle?
  24. Yes, that is the norm going forward at least for the later model TC. They need a minimum of 4 keys registered vs the 2 keys you normally need for most of the other Fords.
  25. Possibilities are as follows: - If you mean that the key itself will turn to lock the driver door but not to unlock the driver door, the door lock needs servicing. Tibbe key locks can turn to lock with any key but not to unlock. Even the other style of laser cut key can falter allowing locking but not unlocking. - The button on your FOB could be kaputz - The battery on your FOB could be dying, and once your battery starts getting weaker, certain features get disabled - Wiring issue to the door lock actuator (the piece in the door that clicks into the door jamb to close the door and keep it closed) - Defect in the door lock actuator Also I just joined so sorry if this response is late. Idk if this helps you out or if you managed to solve it yourself but at least it's something.
  26. I have a floor and ceiling installed inside, so I won't be able to get a good measurement. But from what I recall, it's 59" for the '10-13 models.
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